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ISS: Rising insecurity a setback for The Gambia’s transition

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After two decades of dictatorship, The Gambia embraced democracy with President Adama Barrow’s 2016 election victory. But as is often the case in transitions...

African Union opens post-conflict centre to help countries escape cycle of...

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To improve the political stability of African nations, the African Union recently launched its Centre for Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD). The new agency is...

Gambia police disperse protesters contesting president’s re-election

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Gambian police fired tear gas on Monday to disperse supporters of losing presidential candidate Ousainou Darboe who had taken to the streets outside the...

Gambian President Barrow wins re-election; opposition cries foul

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Gambian President Adama Barrow has comfortably won re-election, the electoral commission said on Sunday, though he may face a legal challenge from opposition candidates...

Disgraced ex-president Jammeh looms over Gambia election

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At a pre-election rally last month, supporters of Gambia's main opposition coalition cheered the opening of the star attraction - a speech by former...

Gambia’s truth commission recommends prosecutions for Jammeh-era crimes

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A Gambian commission wrapped up a sweeping three-year public inquiry into former president Yahya Jammeh's 22 years in power on Thursday by recommending prosecutions...

Germany detains former Gambian elite guard suspected of war crimes

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German police detained a Gambian man on Tuesday suspected of participating in crimes against humanity, including the killing of a journalist, as a driver...

Gambia seizes three tonnes of cocaine in one of West Africa’s...

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Gambian authorities seized nearly three tonnes of cocaine from a shipment of industrial salt originating in Ecuador, a spokesman said on Friday, in one...

Gambian military orders water treatment trailers from ELW Global

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The Gambian Armed Forces have ordered reverse osmosis water purification equipment from South Africa’s ELW Global, which will supply its ROWPU 2K trailer-mounted system. The...

US sanctions Zineb Jammeh

Zineb Jammeh, wife of former Gambia president, Yahya Jammeh, was hit with US sanctions for her role in the economic plunder of the tiny...

Gambia calls for transparent probe of US police shooting of diplomat’s...

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Gambia’s government called on Tuesday for a credible and transparent investigation into the shooting death of one of its citizens by US police in...

ISS: Hard times ahead for the African Union in The Gambia

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Launched in 2018 amid optimism that it would help stabilise The Gambia, the African Union’s (AU) mission to the country faces challenging months ahead....

Protests in Gambia

Gambian police arrested 137 people and more than 24 were injured as protests calling for President Adama Barrow to honour a pledge to step...

Memories of Rwanda: The Gambian minister taking on Suu Kyi

The genocide case brought against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) - the first initiated since the 1990s - may not have...

Gambia files genocide case against Myanmar

Gambia filed a case at the United Nations’ top court accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou...

Sexual abuse in Jammeh’s Gambia

Speaking through tears, in a hearing streamed live on YouTube, former beauty queen Fatou Jallow told how Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh locked her in...

Gambia to release hitmen

Three ex-army officers in Gambia, who told a truth commission they participated in killings ordered by former president Yahya Jammeh, will be released, a...

Gambian officer admits killing journalist, migrants

A Gambian army officer testified he and two colleagues shot dead journalist Deyda Hydara in 2004 on orders from then- President Yahya Jammeh, providing...

Gambian coup plot sees eight former soldiers sentenced

Eight former soldiers were sentenced for plotting to overthrow Gambia’s president Adama Barrow in 2017 with the help of his ousted predecessor, the country’s...

ISS: Will The Gambia be a turning point for AU peace...

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Despite having policy on post-conflict reconstruction and development since 2006, the African Union (AU) has long struggled to turn this into a practical and...

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